The weather is getting better but sometimes it's hard to find great things to do with your kids. For the next couple of weeks, it's not only a great destination but a learning experience.

Capital Region CANstruction has begun at the New York State Museum and the exhibit will be available until April 11th. Capital Region CANstruction is an annual exhibit that, according to their website, "connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items."

The structures are on the fourth floor of the museum raising awareness of the need for food in our area. Each can at the end of the exhibit will be donated to the Food Pantries of the Capital District to feed families right in our area. Also, if you bring non-perishable food items to the museum, you can use those to vote for your favorites! The theme for this year is "Bon Voyage!" and I can't wait to get down there to see which structures they've created.

It's a great place for kids because they can recognize foods they may eat at home and they can bring a can, vote, and learn about how they're helping the homeless in their area!

Here are some pictures from previous Capital Region CANstructions:

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